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Leadership

The Space Coast Seafarers is a ministry of the Brevard Baptist Association. There is also an Advisory Committee that assists the director in working through issues that affect the Ministry and staying on track with the Ministry's vision and purpose. The Advisory Committee is comprised of Ministry staff, the director of the Brevard Baptist Association, local pastors and lay people who volunteer at the Ministry.

Staff

Director:  Rev Mark Wodka

Born in Passiac, NJ, but raised in Florida.
Graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelors of Science in Biology 1986, University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health with a Masters of Science in Public Health 1988, and Southwestern Seminary, Fort Worth TX – M.Div. degree, 2003.
Married to Jeanie and has 2 sons: David and Paul.
Worked with the Florida Department of Health as a health inspector and manager for 11 years and as a Community Development Consultant in Indonesia for 6 years.
Assistant chaplain since January 2010

 

 

Discipleship and Training Chaplain: Dr. Richard Buccio

Born in Massachusetts and grew up in the New England area.
Graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 1980 with Bachelors of Science, Calvary Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001 with a Master of Divinity degree, and Baptist Bible Seminary in 2013 with a Doctor of Ministry degree.
After working in the aviation industry for 18 years Richard pastored 14 years in New York at Hyde Park Baptist Church.  While there he had opportunities to teach other pastors in the Philippines, Ukraine, Peru, and Russia on various topics including evangelism, different books of the Bible and leadership.
He has been married to Darlene since 1981 and they have 1 daughter and 8 sons.  They also have two grandchildren and one on the way. Richard has been involved with our ministry since November 2013. 

 

 

Chaplain: Jeff Johnson

Called by God into full-time missionary service in 1993
Served with the International Mission Board of the SBC in Central Asia from 1994 to 2005
Youth Pastor/Associate Pastor at a small church in New Hampshire from 2005 to 2009
Missionaries to Thailand and Middle East from 2009 to 2012
Senior Associate Pastor at Hopewell Baptist Church, in Canton, Georgia, from 2012 to 2014.
Called to missionary service at Space Coast Seafarers ministry beginning January 2015.

 

 

Chaplain's Assistant: Jeanie Wodka

Born in Honduras and raised in Panama and Maryland
Graduated from Wheaton College with a Bachelors of Psychology.
Married to Mark and they have 2 sons: David and Paul.
Jeanie does cruise ship visitations and enjoys conversing with seafarers.

 

 

Administrative Coordinator: Carolyn Bowers

Born and grew up in Miami, FL.
Graduated from Charron Williams College with a Legal Secretary/Para-Legal degree.
Married to Ren, they have 5 children:  Michelle, Rachel, Nikki, Philip, and Ashley; and one grandson: Andre.
Carolyn coordinates the administrative part of the ministry.

 

 

Kitchen Coordinator: Julie Johnson

Called by God into full-time missionary service in 1993
Served with the International Mission Board of the SBC in Central Asia from 1994 to 2005
Served at a small church in New Hampshire from 2005 to 2009
Missionaries to Thailand and Middle East from 2009 to 2012
Served at Hopewell Baptist Church, in Canton, Georgia, from 2012 to 2014
Julie coordinates everything to do with the kitchen aspect of the ministry.